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. bush coming later and first on this occasion, literally no introduction. he is the man who created cnn. the reason i and others are here. ted turner. welcome back. how does it feel? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you watch it? >> you bet. >> do you like what you see? >> most of it. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the start. >> that was the philosophy that we started with, but it really was the only place open for us. all the other networks emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were luck to have employees. >> if you had the competition and if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel maddow and the others, would you do anything differently? >> i would have to give it a lot of thought and study which i have not done. nobody asked me to do it. i value my time greatly. i'm working on nuclear weapons and trying to get it to change over to clean energy and stabilize the population before the world is so overcrowded. i am working on things where i can make a difference now. i don't h
: another source tells cnn mayor gray learned in january of this year that some of the money spent was not properly reported. contacted by cnn gray's attorney wouldn't comment. prosecutor's documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the secret spending at the time it was happening. moalethy says thas. >> i never saw evidence during the campaign that he knew about it at the time. >> reporter: for mary cha that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in this building. other mayors have been accused of incompetence or outright corruption. forchler forchler -- former mayor was arrested for cocaine use. former mayor was investigated for steering contracts to a friend. he was clear. i asked analyst what has tainted the d.c. mayor's office? >> i think that if we had these higher positions that peopl
enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
years. but according to the records that cnn found, none of that money has gone to direct services for veterans. >> making lots of money off of it. i mean, when you're talking about millions of dollars that people are doing by grabbing money from people who don't have it. >> who believe out of the goodness of their own heart that they are giving money to -- >> the purpose is to try to explain to me why these numbers don't add up. >> cnn has been trying to reach the disabled veterans national foundation off and on for nearly two years. the public relations did return our phone call in 2010 but the manager refused to talk. despite e-mails and more phone calls, our repeated requests for interviews were all denied. >> up to $2 billion is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it's so sad that a great deal, hundreds and millions of dollars are charitable dollars intended to help veterans, is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals and companies that see it as a profit making opportunity. >> daniel runs a charity watchdog group out of this office in chicag
right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error. despite the landmark ruling, there's been no change in the number for either candidate since the last poll that came out in may. look at this, when it comes to voters in the so-called battleground states, abou
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually live in the studio. >> reporter: that so many of you found outrageous. >> sitting right beside nugget is terry with the spca and ivy's down at my feet. >> reporter: march of 2011. terry crisp with spca international was telling our viewers ivy and nugget -- >> look at that face! >> reporter: -- were two bomb sniffing dogs that had worked for a u.s. contractor in rark and had been essentially abandoned by the company. she rescued them and was trying to find them homes. along for the visit was an unwitting dog handler. hln anchor robin meade understandably couldn't believe the story. >> so how is it that they fall through the cracks and get stranded there? that's unthinkable to me. >> it is unthinkable. that's why spca international is making sure these dogs don't get forgotten. that they get brought home. >> reporter: it turns out ivy and nugget were not abandoned. they were donated. taken from their adoptive homes in iraq, a military contractor tells cnn. after terry crisp asks for them. the military co
in june, and that's where we find our cnn's dana bash. she is close by in boston. dana, two parties used the same numbers to make opposite points, of course. >> reporter: of course, exactly. welcome to politics, especially presidential politics just a few months before the election. notice, kyra, you're right, that the jobs numbers were anything but great, but the president took as much as he could to look at the long view. he's mentioned the fact that 4.4 million new jobs were created in 28 months. he called it a step in the right direction, but you can't be satisfied. he's got to walk -- talk about stepping. he's kind of got to walk a tight rope to try to tout good news but also not look out of touch to say things are better than people feel that they are. on the republican side, mitt romney was out there within 90 minutes of these job numbers being released standing in a small business, a hardware store, where he is vacationing, where he has a home in new hampshire, and he was very clear that this is not where people want to be. >> the jobs report this morning is another kick in the g
. "early start" begins now. >>> rigged to explode. cnn with exclusive details of the arsenal of home-made bombs found inside the aurora shooting suspect's apartment. >>> penn state slammed. the penalty for the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. expected to slam the once-proud football program for years to come. >>> high-speed sacrifice, a police officer risks his own life, putting his cruiser in the path of a wrong-way driver. oh boy. that's true commitment there. good morning to you, welcome to early start, thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. and the economy taking the back seat for a moment to foreign policy when it comes to the presidential campaign. >> we'll talk about mitt romney's trip overseas and president obama's brand-new ad. >>> plus we're getting an idea of what the opening ceremony of the 2012 olympics will actually look like. >>> but first, exclusive new details about the apartment of james holmes, the suspected colorado shooter. a law enforcement official has described to cnn video taken from inside the apartment. he said it was
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is cnn contributor. good to see you reuben. does michael bloomberg have a point there or would it be too knee jerk for either the president or candidate to start talking about gun issues right now? >> good to be back with you. i think too quick, too soon. i think what americans want is pretty much what president bill clinton accomplished after the oklahoma city bombing, a sense of empathy to help with the healing but never get in front of a story. never be seen as trying to shove these events into a preset agenda. clinton did not do that after oklahoma city. it would be a mistake to do that here. >> does this tragedy set the stage for either of these candidates to at some point address their platform as it pertains to guns specifically as we are just about three months away from people going to the polls? >> i would agree that when the time comes that conversation needs to happen. what needs to happen is the discussion that one individual can accumulate an arsenal of weapons without drawing the attention of authorities. whether you are concerned about domestic security or terrorism threa
dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemployment. that's
sister rachel was killed in columbine, said it's all about uniunituniunity. got to take a break. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you tomorrow morning. >>> deadly propaganda. a massive explosion the taliban claims that a large u.s. base in afghanistan. a vehicle loaded with explosives ramming the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security con
to get right to cnn's jim acosta. he's covering mitt romney today delivering some major messages of his own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston
the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thornton, colorado, as well. again, law enforcement source saying those guns were purchased legally within the last six months. we're also told by that law enforcement source that they had found a drum magazine that was connected to the ar-15 rifle. this would have given james holmes the ability to shoot about 100 rounds with that magazine. and the source saying obviously that gave him much more capability to fire off many many rounds once inside that theater. and, wolf, what we've learned from talking to wi
with breaking news. mitt romney one-on-one, speaking out on cnn. the gop presidential candidate is on the defensive tonight. his campaign added two new senior advisers after a rough few days. and now they're hitting back, accusing the obama campaign of stooping to new lows. the issue, once again mr. romney's involvement at bain capital where he made his fortune. the focus centers around when he finally broke ties with that firm. the obama camp is claiming mr. romney lied about his end date at bain. even suggesting his actions could be criminal. to counter attack, mr. romney went on a media blitz today. something he rarely does. he talked with cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta this evening. >> governor, thanks for joining us. let's talk first about this controversy over when you left bain capital. i'll put one of the documents in question up on screen. their sec filing stating that you were ceo at bain capital past 1999. when you say you left bain to run the olympics. why was your name still on these documents? and why didn't you clear this up sooner? >> well, i w
'll continue to follow this. we'll be live here from aurora, colorado, once again tomorrow morning on "cnn sunday morning." thanks for watching. cnn newsroom continues now. >> all right. thanks so much. great reporting there. of course, the rest of our team still in place there aurora. we'll be checking in with a number of our colleagues there. hello, everyone. so right now let's bring you up to speed on all that's taking place. live images right now. bomb squads in colorado are surrounding that booby trapped apartment belonging to the suspect in that deadly shooting rampage at the movie theater in aurora. a live report from the scene is it just moments away. ground images now as well as they continue to put up tape around that cordoned off area. police are revealing more disturbing details about the attack in and of itself. and suspected gunman james holmes. people who knew him are also speaking out now and a new photo posted on a sex website may be that of hole am with red hair there. we'll tell you how that could impact this investigation. the community gathers in prayer to remember th
has had little effect on the latest cnn poll of polls which shows the race nearly deadlocked. but another poll from usa today and gallup could be more worrisome for romney. it shows a majority of americans want to see more of the gop contender's tax returns. something mrs. romney told abc is not happening. >> you just want to give more material for more attack. that's just the answer. and we've given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life. >> reporter: meanwhile, romney may be getting a lifeline from all people -- former house speaker nans si pelosi said earlier today that too much time in this campaign has been spent on the tax return issue. meanwhile, over in the senate john mccain tells cnn's piers morgan, his team found nothing in the tax returns that would have disqualified romney in his own vice presidential search four years ago. wolf. >> so i take it this notion that we had earlier in the week that a vice presidential running mate could be selected before he heads off to london for the olympic games and then
top stories, head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. >>> maine police releasing a video that looks like it was ripped from an action movie. a state trooper chasing down an elderly driver. it looks like a video game. going down the wrong way on the interstate. the trooper got the call during a traffic stop. and instead of chasing the car the wrong way down the highway, the officer floored it to the next exit to get ahead of the guy. he went exit ramp and bumped him. he bumped him with his own car at about 50 miles per hour. the trooper said he made the decision because if he had kept going and chasing the wrong way, people would have died. >> he risked his own life for that he's okay. >>> 17 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date with this morning's top stories. >> good morning, exclusive new details this morning about the rigged explosives discovered in the apartment of suspected movie theater gunman, james holmes. >>> a law enforcement official describing video taken from inside that apartment. he says it was set up like something you would find in afghanistan or iraq. the sus
. >> well, first of all we've complied with the law. >> what mitt romney made clear to cnn last friday is he will only make public his tax return. >> those are the two years that people are going to have. >> -- did not sit well with conservatives on the sunday show. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. take the hit for a day or two. >> the costs of not releasing the returns are clear. therefore he wants to calculate there are higher costs. >> standing firm, romney told fox there's some precedent on his side. >> john mccain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> but the republican complaints are music to the ears for the obama campaign, which fired off this tv ad, featuring romney singing "america the beautiful" to some of his foreign investments. >> the romney campaign cued up the own music video. the president belting out a love song to companies that got energy loans in exchange for campaign contributions. ro
in, what could have happened? she had told cnn that obviously she was very afraid having known what was in there now. but, you know, that could have ended her life. it could have, you know, ended the lives of all of the people in that apartment complex or first responders. so i think the big outstanding question now, and i don't know that we'll ever get an answer, is why would he tell police that there were explosives if it was set up to detonate and kill. >> yeah. so many questions. poppy harlow reporting live for us. >>> james holmes, the suspect, his first appearance in a colorado courtroom was bizarre. was he slipping into madness? was he faking it? he was sporting that mop of orange hair. and his expressions ranged from shock to confusion to sleepiness. cnn's jim spellman was inside the courtroom from that hearing -- for that hearing, rather. he is joining us from aurora. jim, describe what it was like inside that courtroom. >> reporter: there was a lot of anticipation. people were there an hour and a half, two hours early. one-half of the room was press. the other half was fam
of silence. >>> and later, new details on the aurora shooting suspect. we'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. it is saturday, july 28th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. if you were waiting to watch london's olympic ceremony, this is your spoil alert. queen elizabeth officially opened the 2012 games after an epic journey through the united kingdom's rich history. oscar winner danny boyle was the creative mind and director behind the ceremony aisles of wonder. the recent tour de france champion bradley wiggins kicked things off followed by historic moments involving british society. one of the moments of the night was the prelude to the queen's introduction. ♪ >> boyle used his movie magic to show the queen teaming up with the james bond actor daniel craig in a scene that seems to show them parachuting into the olympic stadium. but stunt doubles actually jumped from the helicopter. it was not the queen. >>> let's take you over to london's olympic park where amanda davies is joining us this morning. good morning, amanda. we shared some of the
he misspoke in that conference call. let's bring in our cnn chief political analyst gloria borger in "the situation room" as well. the ad we just saw in dan's piece, part of a broader picture that the obama administration, the obama campaign is trying to project. >> as you know this is the summer when it's time to define your opponent. it's not rocket science here, wolf. what the obama campaign is trying to do is paint a very, very unflattering portrait of mitt romney. he is, according to the obama campaign, secretive, tax avoiding businessman who outsources jobs and cares nothing about the middle class. that is of course on top of his wealth. so it's a caricature but sometimes care ka churs can stick particularly when you're spending $25 million a month most of which is in negative advertising. so that can stick. and the problem for romney right now is that unless he releases his taxes or continues to -- or give some more information about his taxes or even bain, these questions will be raised. don't forget, wolf, you were there. these questions were raised by his republican oppo
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colleague, cnn producer is live in tripoli. it's a historic day. what's the mood among the people right now and is voter turnout good? >> gary, it's been an incredible day. people here, there's a sense of national pride. people are driving around tripoli in their cars waving the free libya flag and showing their inked fingers, a sign of pride in a post-revolution arab countries these days. the turnout so far has been pretty good according to the electoral commission. we expect to hear more when the polls close. they're expected to close in about two hours. possible extensions to that. so far we are told more voters than expected have turned out. >> who's on the ballot today? >> well, that is one of the key issues here, gary, is people are overwhelmed by the choice. thousands of candidates are running in this election for the national congress. most of them are virtually unknown to the libyan population who, for more than 40 years, knew one man only, moammar gadhafi, and today, his picture was replaced by the pictures of thousands of people. some are individual candidates running, others are
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of the health care debate keep it on cnn. monitor cnn.com throughout the day. >> i'll get ali off the ledge and switch gears. >>> banned for life. this does not bode well for lance armstrong. three of lance armstrong's closest cycling advisers, two doctors and a trainer have received what's really considered to be the death penalty in sports from the u.s. anti-doping agency. they were all associated with lance armstrong's former u.s. postal service cycling team. the agency says they were trafficking in performance enhancing drugs during all or part of lance armstrong's seven tour de france victories. armstrong himself is not part of that. but he is fighting charges as well that he used banned drugs. he filed a lawsuit. it was dismissed. he went ahead and refiled that lawsuit in a flash, really. all within a matter of days. a lawsuit against the anti-doping agency to try to help keep their case from going forward. stay tuned to this space. it may be dismissed again. it may go forward. >> there's been anti-doping agency news almost every day. one might start to wonder whether they are on a pe
you here with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> we begin this morning with breaking news. we have learned that president obama is holding a big event at the white house rose garden later today to resurrect the battle over the bush tax cuts. he will be surrounded by working class americans while he calls on congress to extend tax cuts for everyone, making $250,000 a year or less. republicans want the tax cuts extended for everyone, the wealthy included. the white house will be very busy framing the tax cut debate this week with events planned in new hampshire, nevada, colorado and florida. republicans as i mentioned want the tax cuts extended for all americans, even the wealthiest. at 7:00 eastern on "starting point" we'll talk about that position with tennessee republican congresswoman marsha blackburn. >> we have been warning you and now the time has come. hundreds of thousands of people are going to wake up this morning and computers will be dark. no web service. as of 12:01 this morning, the fbi, yes, it was the fbi who was
for watching. let's go to carol costello, "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, sweltering heat. nearly 2 million people still don't have power and 16 states are under heat advisories or warnings. when will things start to cool down and when will the power come back on? plus, cover-up. cnn has seen e-mails from top brass to suggest a cover-up on jerry sandusky's child rape accusations. one from the university's president says dealing with the sex abuse within the school was, quote, humane. it's a cnn exclusive. plus -- return to power. the political party that ruled mexico for 70 years is back. you're looking at mexico's projected new president, pena nieto. on his agenda reduce the violence from drug cartels that seem to rule the country, but can he do it? >>> a rematch is on or is it? this photo finish was too close to call so these two runners are duking it out tonight fighting for that olympic dream but now reports suggest one of them might not run. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much
was an absolute shock for survivors of the attack and victims' relatives who were in the courtroom. cnn's kyung lah spoke with them today. >> reporter: now the hair is getting a lot of tangs. that's the thing that first struck them. what one survivor told us is something he will not forget now is the expression on this man's face. >> you're going to get a close-up shot of the 24-year-old shooting spree suspect. >> the first look for corbin. he sat in the second row as the shooting began, coming within feet of the mass killer. >> you finally take off the mask. and you see who this person really is, it's like a shock. >> can you reconcile this image with the man inside the theater? >> i did not expect that at all. it was shocking. first thing, he was covered in black. the visual coming into my mind was somebody who was -- i would say somebody very buff. somebody who works out. somebody who probably has a history of knowing weapons inside and out. >> james holmes hair grabbed attention for most people. but dade couldn't get past the expression on his face. >> he had no right to come into court loo
. >> thanks, guys. >> cnn's jim acosta, who conducted that interview, joins me. along with cnn's chief political analyst gloria borger. there's clearly a strategy here. your interview, other network interviews as well, part of the strategy by the romney campaign. would you say the takeaway is that the campaign is very worried about this bain story and how it's unfolding? >> i think so, soledad. we got very late notice about this interview possibility. heard about it, about 1:00 this afternoon, and found out the governor was doing a round robin of interviews. because of the fact he said almost the same thing to all of us is an indication that, yes, they were working on this message and they wanted to get it out there. >> gloria, you were in boston. you just got back from the romney headquarters in boston. give us a sense of how the campaign is handling this and what changing they're making to deal with some of this. >> i can tell you, as jim said, that romney was outraged, the campaign was pretty outraged. it's clear, though, they believe, by setting up all these interviews today, they
district. i want to read new poll numbers to you from cnn. when asked who would better handle health care, 51% of registered voters say obama, and 44% say romney. but more importantly, 65% of non-white voters would like to keep all the provisions in place. do these numbers concern you as a representative from a swing district? >> they don't, john, in the sense that i espouse the goals of the 2010 law. they're the right goals. every american should have good, affordable health care. and affordable health care insurance. that's not in question. but that law is a bad law. bluntly it imposes $2 trillion worth of bureaucracy that takes resources directly away from care. so there are smarter and better ways to achieve those goals. that's what i'm for. >> let's talk about that. you're a doctor. you have unique insight through your medical practice into the way medicine really works. >> right. >> and mitt romney and his advisers have said they do support certain popular provisions, keeping kids on their parents' insurance till the age of 26, making it not policy for companies to discriminate agai
out of danger. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >>> that's it for us. thanks very much for watching. thank you. "erin burnett outfront" starts "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> "outfron>>> "outfront" republicans are rolling out ther thep thetheir att. thp they say they hathey repeal and then replace. but does it add up. >>> a texas grad student mauled at the jane goodall institute. what went wrong? >>> and one man trying to rewrite the constitution. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm john avlon in for erin burnett tonight. "outfront" tonight, republicans in a corner over health care. the supreme court battle may be over. but has the political and policy war just begun? the house of representatives has already scheduled a vote to repeal health care reform next week. and senate republicans have pledged to repeal it if they take back the senate this fall. the conservative base is firmly aligned against the health care law. mitt romney is campaigning on a pledge to repeal and replace. just look at the sign on his podium. over the weeken
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